Lamentations 5 – A Prayer for Mercy & Kabbalah

Wow!  Satan got the Kabbalah rolling 6,000 years before Jesus was born, there’s no doubt that he’s scared of Jesus.

So it appears as though most of the real Jews, those that were of the seed of Abraham, were gone by the time Jesus was born.

“This people draweth night unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their hearts is far from me.

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines that commandments of men” (Matt 15:8-9).

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan” (Rev 2:9).

This is the last chapter of Lamentations so let’s see…

Lamentations 5
A Prayer for Mercy

Jeremiah prays because joy has ceased.

The face of a woman stares down at visitors in the Hatra ruins, 200 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq.

1 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.

2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.

3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

4 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

5 Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.

6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

Traditional mansion.

8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

9 We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

11 They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.

12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored.

13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

Busy downtown

15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us that we have sinned!

17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

19 Thou, O LORD, remainest forever; thy throne from generation to generation.

20 Wherefore dost thou forget us forever, and forsake us so long time?

21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.

Statue of the Fallen Angel

Kabbalah
Straight From Hell! 

The heart of the Kabbalah lies in unlocking the secrets to the wonder and majesty of God and His divine creation.  Only through God can we learn about His mysteries, but the devil will do his best to deceive us and teach us untrue things, using ideals such as the Kabbalah.

A woman walks the street of Safed, a mysterious town in northern Israel that is a popular destination for all Kabbalah. or Jewish mysticism, followers. Its distant location, several hours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, does’n’t stop hundreds of thousands of people from visiting each year to get up.

“And they said Go to let us build us a city and a tower, show top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men builded.

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained form them, which they have imagined to do.

Go to, let us go down and there confound their language that they may not understand one another’s speech.

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city” (Gen 11:4-8).

The above scriptures is the same thing the Kabbalah is trying to do.  It looks legit, but it’s like costume jewelry, it’s worthless.  The path of the Kabbalah will take you through many mazes and detours which will land you in the pits of Hell.

This building on Robertson Boulevard near the heart of Los Angeles’ orthodox Jewish community is the headquarters of the Kabbalah Centre’s empire. Where Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were married.

The Secrets of God

The secrets of God can only be revealed to us through Jesus Christ and it will be done ONLY in His time, not ours.  Jesus spoke in parables to hide the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven from the heathens.

And the disciples came and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

“He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

Therefore speak I to them in parables; because they seeing see not and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias (Isaiah), which saith, By hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

For this people’s heart is waxed gross and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart and should be converted and I should heal them” (Matt 13:10-15).

The people Jesus is talking about are those that fall into the following scriptures:

The Idea of the Tower of Babel

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever” (1 Jn 2:15-17).

Who are:

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Rev 21:8).

The Mysteries of the Kingdom of God Told

Jesus’ disciples didn’t always understand the parables and He would explain them sometimes with another parable which they didn’t understand.  But after His resurrection all which He had taught them was revealed to them through the Holy Ghost.

“These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

The Tower of Babel Reborn Today?

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (Jn 14:25-26).

“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they (the disciples) were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them .

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:2-4).

The Kabbalah

Kabbalah is a mystical spiritual teaching that emphasizes secret knowledge, old-fashioned Gnosticism that uses animistic principles of superstitious practices to attempt to exert control over the world: numerology, talismans, amulets, and incarnation of divine names and words.

The Kabbalah pretends to be about Jewish History, making people believe they are studying an ancient series of books that contains hidden knowledge about the Bible and about the Universe.

Kabbalah teaches that emanations from God did the work of creation rather than creation being directly from God. With each descending emanation, the emanation became further away from God. The final emanation took the personal form of angels.

Kabbalah even has a pantheistic characteristic. Pantheism is the idea that God and His creation are one. This of course is not what God has told us in the Bible. God created all that exists from nothing (Jn 1:3; Eph 3:9).  Kabbalah says that creation is one of God’s emanations – this is the pantheistic quality that Kabbalah has.

Safed, a small city in northern Israel is known as the “City of Kabbalah.
Safed’s reputation as the City of Kabbalah — one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities — was established 500 years ago when the great Kabbalists of the Middle Ages studied, wrote and disseminated Kabbalah — Jewish mysticism in Safed.

The Kabbalah is based on a series of visions delivered to a person in a trance (that there should raise alarm bells).   The Kabbalah is based on a series of books, The Zohar, published in 4 to 6 volumes.

It claims to be a revelation from the God of the Old Testament, that it is essentially a commentary on the Old Testament, but it was written by people who are spiritualists.

A Spiritualist is a person who consults the dead and familiar spirits, which God tells us not to do (Lev 19:31).   In other words, the Zohar, which is what the Kabbalah is based on, is a work of the devil, the occult.  It’s one of Satan’s counterfeit Bibles.

The Zohar is not even old. That may be very disappointing to those who are Jewish. But the Zohar didn’t exist before the Middle Ages. It claims to be authentic, but it is not. There has never been any copy of the Zohar ever found that is earlier than the Middle Ages. 

The Zohar is a counterfeit book, a book that was written in Medieval Europe, so that some people would feel closer to God. The way that the author of the Zohar was getting close “to God” is by going into a trance and writing things without knowledge of what their hand was writing.  The god they got close to is Satan, the god of hell.

Another name for automated writing is “demonic possession”!

Who wrote the Zohar and the Kabbalah

The main authors of the books about the Kabbalah:

1. Eliphas Levi led the Occult Revival of the 1800s that revived Satanism and Luciferianism. He wrote many books about Ritual Black Magic and how to have contact with Demonic Spirits because he was seeking them.

 

 

 

2. MacGregor Mathers goes by several names and is one of the three founders of the Occult Society – known as the society of the Golden Dawn. This is a demonic society, not because we say so, but because THEY say so.

This is one of the occult societies that covets demonic possession. Christians would consider their teachings to be Satanic.  MacGregor Mathers is also one of the mentors of the Great Satanist Aleister Crowley.

The first translation of the Kabbalah into English was by MacGregor Mathers. (He lived in the U.K. for most of his life, where he recruited a lot of the elites into his occult Golden Dawn society).

 

 

3. H.P. Blavatsky is the founder of Theosophy. This is the view that Lucifer is truly an angel of light and he is the one who deserves our worship and allegiance. Blavatsky came from an occult family, and was already a Medium when she was a teenager.

She sought out evil and the company of demonic spirits all of her life. She wrote many books about the occult. She believed that the Jews – through books like the Kabbalah – had stolen books of black magic that had previously come from the Chaldeans.

She denied that Jesus was the Christ. She also denied that salvation could come through Jesus Christ. She remained extremely hostile to Jehovah/Yahweh – the God of the Jews.

 

4. A.E. Waite is an occult author. He played a large role in helping many occult authors in the early 1900s. He was involved in many occult societies including the Golden Dawn.

All of these authors are devoted to the Kabbalah and other forms of the occult. These authors deliberately sought to be involved with demonic spirits.

This kind of material is exactly what the Bible warns us of and tells us to stay away from.

The History of the Kabbalah

Kabbalah developed sometime between the 6th  and 13th centuries B.C. among Jews in Babylonia, Italy, Provence, and Spain.

In the sixth century BC, the Assyrians finally succeeded in sacking Jerusalem, and taking the remaining Jewish population into captivity, this time to the city of Babylon, near what is now Baghdad in Iraq.

The tragedy was of enormous psychological consequence for Jewish people. The presence of the Jewish people in the Holy Land was regarded by many as a core tenet of their faith.

According to the Bible, God had ratified a covenant between Himself and Abraham, to grant the land of Palestine to his descendants. This promise, however, was contingent on the Jewish people adhering to the Commandments of the Law.

The Kabbalah connects themselves to the Other Side.
The Zohar defines the Other Side as the side of Prostitution, Adultery, Sexual Harassment, Idolatry, Homosexuality (Lesbians, Gays), Transgenders, Same-Sex Marriage, Rape, Incest, Bestiality, and the many other forms of sexual perversions and immorality. Everyone that practices the mentioned sexual perversions is given to the Other Side.

When that impure person dies, he/she is delivered to that side. Woe to him or her, for he/she is put in Gehinom (Hell).

Ultimately, their exile was a punishment fulfilled for their repeated transgressions and occult leanings.

Nevertheless, there were some among the Jewish exiles, who chose not to regard their captivity as a punishment, but as a temporary trial. Instead, they interpreted their status as God’s “Chosen” as a permanent relationship, and that the Promise to inhabit the land of Zion, or Palestine, was binding forever.

Thus, this new Zionist interpretation was closely intertwined with the mystical directions of the Kabbalah.

Therefore, this new Zionist interpretation was a bastardization of the real intent of the Jewish faith and was not an integral part of it, but was, through the centuries, increasingly imposed upon the rest of the Jewish community, by a minority committed to this diabolical scheme.

In Babylon, these heretical Jews, who refused to purge their religion of pagan influences, instead added to them the adopted practices of Babylonian magic.

However, knowing that magic was forbidden in Judaism, they rejected God, choosing instead to honor Lucifer, who they identified with the traditional enemy of the Hebrew faith, Baal.

In order not to reveal their apostasy, they disguised their hidden faith as an “interpretation” of the religion, a cult now known as the Kabbalah.

Baghdad is the capital of the Republic of Iraq, the centre of the province of Baghdad., with a population of almost 7,216,040 people according to the latest statistics in 2011 AD, that makes it the largest city in Iraq and the second largest city in the Arab world after Cairo and the second largest city in Western Asia after Tehran, capital of Iran.

This development is carefully described in the Koran, which explains that, though it was claimed the Kabbalah was derived originally from King Solomon, it was demons who taught such things, teaching them that which had been revealed to the angels Harut and Marut in Babylon.

According to the Koran, chapter 2:101-102:

When a messenger was sent to them (the Jews) by God confirming the revelations they had already received some of them turned their backs (to God’s message) as if they had no knowledge of it.

They followed what the demons attributed to the reign of Solomon. But Solomon did not blaspheme, it was the demons who blasphemed, teaching men magic and such things as were revealed at Babylon to the angels Harut and Marut.

But neither of these taught anyone (such things) without saying; “we are a trial, so do not blaspheme.” They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not harm anyone except by God’s permission.

And they learned what harmed them, not what benefited them. And they knew that the purchasers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the hereafter. And vile was the price for which they sold their souls, if they but knew.

Borrowing from Jewish themes, therefore, these Kabbalists would seek world domination by arguing that they were preparing the world for the coming of the Messiah, and merely aiding God in bringing about His promise to institute them as rulers of the world.

Having rejected the Jewish faith, however, they did not await the real Messiah, but would seek to establish their own ruler, who they would falsely claim as messiah, who would aid them in implementing the global acceptance of their occult creed.

It is said that, “All good things are worth waiting for.”  If you want to be a part of God’s family and enjoy eternity in Heaven then walk with Jesus and the Holy Ghost will slowly teach you things.  He will teach you things that are true. 

…what type of person was Ezekiel?

Lamentations 4 – The Punishment of Zion & Fear God

I see why approximately two-thirds of the world doesn’t fear You, it’s because they don’t know You.  I didn’t know You either until my friend Curt called You.  You are scary and without a doubt the only one to fear.

I think there are only two people in the world that everyone can always trust and count on, that’s You and mom.

When Curt was six years old and his dad died, he didn’t believe You even existed, but just in case You did he called You out.  He remembers that he wanted You to come down from heaven so he could beat You up for killing his dad.  But You didn’t come so he figured You weren’t real or You were scared of him.

It’s a shame that the whole world doesn’t know You, if they did there would be no fear because – as the saying goes, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself” – and that’s You.

I can understand why some people don’t believe in You because I didn’t always believe, but how can people believe in these cults and not You?  Like the Israelites back in the 6th century B.C., one of them they believed in…

Lamentations 4
The Punishment of Zion

Sin caused unspeakable suffering.

A Rare Greek Gold Daric of Babylon (Persia, Under Alexandrine Rule or Slightly Thereafter), Rarer than the Larger Double Darics.

1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street

2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

3 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

4 The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

6 For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.

A “kudurru,” the Akkadian term for boundary stone, combines images of the king, gods, and divine symbols with a text recording royal grants of land and tax exemption to an individual. While the original was housed in the temple, a copy of the document was kept at the site of the land in question.

This example was found at the temple of Esagila, the primary sanctuary of the god Marduk. The king Marduk-nadin-ahe is depicted with his left hand raised in front of his face; he wears the tall Babylonian feathered crown and an elaborately decorated garment with a honeycomb pattern.

On the top are a sun disk, star, crescent moon, and scorpion, representing deities who witnessed the land grant and tax exemption. A snake-dragon deity emerges from a row of altars shaped like temple façades along the back.

7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:

8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

9 They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.

10 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

11 The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.

12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.

13 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,

14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.

The photo above shows a section of the Solomon’s pillars – a set of tall red sandstone hills in the south side of Mt. Timna. These cliffs, although called King Solomon’s mines, were carved naturally due to the soft sand stone.

15 They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there.

16 The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.

17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

18 They hunt our steps that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.

19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.

21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.

22 The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sin.

This is the view of the temple. It serviced the Egyptian miners who worked in the area. The altar is on the right side, just below the cliff.

Fear God

To Fear God is to Trust Him, But…

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Prov 1:7).

“For that they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD” (Prov 1:29).

“The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous and altogether” (Ps 19:9).

.   .   .

Some people think to fear God is just that, to be afraid of Him, but they don’t know why.  Others think that fearing God is giving Him reverence for who He is.  Others think it means just to respect Him as we do our elders.

All of those are wrong, they actually downgrade Jesus’ holiness, love and power because He is so much more than most people know.

As Prov 1:7 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…”. 

This means that when you trust Jesus you on the right path.

God had told Abraham to pack up his stuff and go.  He didn’t tell Abraham where he was going or why, just to do it (Gen 12:1) and he didn’t question it.

Later, God told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac and he was going to do it.  He wasn’t going to do it to obtain a prize or out of fear, but he knew that whatever God said was best.

“And he said, Lay not thine had upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me” (Gen 22:12)

That does not mean you will know Him explicitly because that’s impossible, God is a mystery to us:

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Which none of the princes of the world knew: for had they known it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Cor 2:7-8).

Jesus even told us we are not to know everything about God:

“And he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father hath put in his own power.

But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:7-8).

As your faith in Jesus grows you will get to know Him better because the Holy Ghost will teach you things and you will understand that when you have absolute fear of God there is nothing to fear.

The fear of God is to trust Him, but that type of fear cannot be explained, you have to experience it and it’s fabulous.

Those that don’t believe have a lot to fear.

 

 

 

…was the Kabbalah.

Lamentations 3 – Lament and Hope & Praying

My friend Curt, remembers when he was growing up would always say the Lord’s Prayer before he ate and he was real glad that the prayer wasn’t any longer.  You were never on his mind or in his heart, he was doing like the Pharisees did.

But now he’s got it, but only because he knows You and he wishes he could tell people the things You tell me, but that’s like hoping to understand women – talk about a pipe dream, I don’t even understand women and I’m pretty smart.

I think a lot of people don’t really understand the meaning and purpose of prayer.  I think they think it’s a ritual or a duty when it’s nothing like that.  If they could understand Matthew 6:33 and Proverbs 1:7 they might get it.

So I want to talk about…

Lamentations 3
Lament and Hope

Jeremiah’s affliction, hope, and prayer. 

Southern Wall
Excavations on the south side of the temple mount revealed important Herodian findings, including “Robinson” arch, a paved street, Hulda gates and monumental staircase to the temple.

1 I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.

4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.

5 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

6 He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

8 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

Temple Mount
The temple mount is the place where the Jewish temple was built, starting from King Solomon almost 3,000 years ago. The temple was destroyed by the Romans and never rebuilt again by the Jews. It was replaced by the Muslim shrines in the 8th C AD which stand there today, with the Golden Dome of the Rock – the city’s symbol.

9 He hath enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

11 He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

 13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.

14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.

16 He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.

17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

Cardo Maximus
Cardo maximus (“the main line”) was the main North-South royal road in the Roman and Byzantine Aelia Capetalina (Jerusalem). A small section of this grand and wide road was excavated in the Jewish quarter, which was probably built in the 6th century A.D.

19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives is the hill facing the old city of Jerusalem, on the eastern side of Kidron valley. It is a Holy place, referred in the Old and New Testaments. It is dominated by a large cemetery on its slopes.

28 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

30 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

31 For the Lord will not cast off forever:

32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

33 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

34 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,

35 To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,

36 To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Tomb of Avshalom (Absalom)
This grand monument is built into the rock on the foothills of Mount of Olives. The bible tells us that this is the tomb of Avshalom (Absalom), son of David, who was killed by David’s men after a failed mutiny.

37 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

38 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

42 We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.

43 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

44 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud that our prayer should not pass through.

45 Thou hast made us as the off scouring and refuse in the midst of the people.

46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

 47 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.

48 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

49 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,

Tomb of Zecharia
This grand monument is built into the rock on the foothills of Mount of Olives. According to tradition it is the tomb of the prophet Zechariah.

50 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.

51 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.

52 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.

53 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

54 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.

Bnei-Hezir Tombs
A cluster of tombs built into the rock on the foothills of Mount of Olives, resting place of the Cohen family of Bnei-Hezir.

55 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.

56 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

59 O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.

60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.

61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me;

62 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

Ophel and Hulda Gates
The south-east side of the temple mount. Excavations revealed the Hulda gates, monumental staircase to the temple, cisterns, residential houses and fortifications.

63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their music.

64 Render unto them a recompense, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.

65 Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.

66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

Praying

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Be not rash with thy mouth and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few (Ecc 5:1-2).

.   .   .

Jesus told us when we help people we are to do it quietly.  It doesn’t matter if you pay for someone’s groceries, buy them a car, mow their lawn or whatever, you are not to make a scene about it, nor accept praise from the people(s) you help.

You also should thank God for giving you the opportunity to help the people because we are not here to please people, but to please God.

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men.  Verily I say unto you, they have their reward (Matt 6:1-2).

Praying is between you and God, no one else, so again, do it quietly.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets that they may be seen of men.  Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into the closet and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly (Matt 6:5-6).

If you are wondering what Jesus is talking about when He says, “They have their reward,” the only reward they will get is what the people or the devil gives them, they will get nothing from God.

The Lord’s Prayer

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking (Matt 6:7).

Jesus’ disciples had asked Him to teach them how to pray (Lk 11:1-2) and He told them the Lord’s Prayer.  This does not mean to memorize the Lord’s Prayer and say it every time you eat or wake up or go to sleep or whatever.

When Jesus told His disciples the Lord’s Prayer He was answering a question, how to pray to God.  It is the meaning of each stanza of the prayer is what we are supposed to pray about, remember the above scripture.

God knows what we need before we do and He doesn’t want us to be “redundant.”  That does not mean you can’t make the same request over and over, it means not to repeat your request without heart.  God doesn’t want to hear words, He wants to feel your heartfelt words.

For example, a friend tells you about an experience they went through.  A week later, they tell you the experience again.  The following week they tell it again.  A month later, they tell it again.  Getting the picture?

God loves us all and even though He knows everything before we do, He still wants us to talk to Him.  Tell Him your needs, your desires, your experiences, your ideas, but don’t bore the man.

…what it means to fear You.

Lamentations 2 – The Judgment of the Lord & Scientology

I can’t believe people will believe a science fiction writer rather than the Bible?  That’s crazy.

I had a friend that got caught up in the foolish belief that there was power in crystals and she believed she had come from Pleiades, but it only took her a couple years to realize she was insane and she’s on track with Jesus now.

The devil is really working over-time to destroy as many as he can.  People need to…

Lamentations 2
The Judgment of the Lord

The Lord’s anger, wrath, and destruction.

1 How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

Tower of David
Tower of David is Jerusalem’s citadel, located near Jaffa gate on the western side of the old city wall. The walls and tower were repeatedly built and destroyed over the past 2,100 years, and protected the north-west corner of the “upper” city.

2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.

3 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.

4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.

5 The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel; he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.

6 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and Sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.

Zion Gate
The gate is located on the south-west side of the old city.

7 The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast.

8 The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line; he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

11 Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.

12 They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? When they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers’ bosom.

13 What thing shall I take to witness for thee? What thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? For thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

Mount Zion
Mount Zion is located on the south-west side of the old city, outside of the present walls. In Greek and Roman times this was part of the walled city, the place of the Jesus last supper and the home of the high priest high priest Caiaphas.

14 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.

15 All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, is this the city that men call the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?

16 All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, we have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

17 The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

Western (Wailing) Wall
The holiest site for the Jewish religion and the heart of the Israeli nation. The wall was part of the great temple of Herod, over 2,000 years ago.

 20 Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? Shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

21 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.

22 Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the LORD’S anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.

Scientology

Scientology is a cult; it does coincide with the Bible, with God.  It has gained popularity due to some Hollywood celebrities who have embraced it.

Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986), beginning in 1952 as a successor to his earlier self-help system, Dianetics.

Hubbard had said:

Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.

And that’s what he did, he called Scientology a religion, and in 1953 incorporated the Church of Scientology in Camden, New Jersey and became a multi-millionaire and when he died in 1986 he was worth more than $200,000,000.  Today, the Church of Scientology is worth more than $1,000,000,000 and that’s just in the United States.

Scientology Beliefs

Scientology teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature.  Its method of spiritual rehabilitation is a type of counseling known as auditing, in which practitioners aim to consciously re-experience painful or traumatic events in their past in order to free themselves of their limiting effects.

Beware

Study materials and auditing sessions are made available to members on a fee-for-service basis, which the church describes as a “fixed donation.”  Scientology is legally recognized as a tax-exempt religion in the United States, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain.

The Church of Scientology emphasizes this as proof that it is a bona fide religion.  In contrast, the organization is considered a commercial enterprise in Switzerland, a sect in France, a cult in Chile, and a non-profit in Norway and its legal classification is often a point of contention.

Members of the Church of Scientology

Many, many Hollywood movie stars and a large number of organizations overseeing the application of Scientology have been established, the most notable of these being the Church of Scientology. Scientology sponsors a variety of social-service programs. 

These include the Nar Conon anti-drug program, the Criminon prison rehabilitation program, the Study Tech education methodology, the Volunteer Ministers, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, and a set of moral guidelines expressed in a booklet called The Way to Happiness.

Debates and Arguments

Scientology is one of the most controversial new religious movements to have arisen in the 20th century. The church is often characterized as a cult and it has faced harsh scrutiny for many of its practices which, critics contend, include:

  • Brainwashing
  • Routinely defrauding its members
  • Harassing its critics and perceived enemies with psychological abuse
  • Character assassination
  • Costly litigation

False Teachings of Scientology

Scientologists claim that their beliefs are compatible with God, but the following scriptures counter what Scientology preaches:

God is the sovereign and only creator of the universe.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Gen 1:1).

Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth for the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself (Is 44:24).

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me (Is 46:9).

Mankind was created by God.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Gen 1:27).

All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made (Jn 1:3).

Salvation comes only through God/Jesus Christ.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast (Eph 2:8-9).

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek (Rom 1:16).

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me (Jn 14:6).

Jesus Christ is alive today.

This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses (Acts 2:33).

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places (Eph 1:20).

Who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged out sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (Heb 1:3).

Scientology categorically denies the existence of the one true God, heaven, and hell.

Scientology believes Jesus Christ was simply a good teacher who unfortunately was wrongfully put to death.

Scientology believes there are multiple gods and that some gods are above other gods.  That’s what the Israelites thought and looked at what happened to them in Babylon, Jerusalem, and Judah.

Scientology denies the deity of Christ.

Scientology believes in the inherent goodness of man and teaches that it is despicable and utterly beneath contempt to tell a man he must repent or that he is evil.

Scientology believes in reincarnation and that personal salvation in one’s lifetime is freedom from the cycle of birth and death associated with reincarnation. They believe that religious practice of all faiths is the universal way to wisdom, understanding, and salvation.

These beliefs can lead a person only to hell.

…pray and tell the devil to take a walk. 

Satan’s no fool, well he is because he thought he could overpower You, but other than that he isn’t.  If it wasn’t for You I’d be scared half to death of him, but since I have You guys on my side I see him as a little whiny girl. 

I say that because even though he/his demons still try to pull me away from You at times, try and put insane ideas in my mind, they do it from a distance. 

Satan, in a sense, still comes around at times and throws his garbage at me, but I just tell him, “I’m not interested, go and tell me dad.”  Every time I did that he would run and hide.

I know he hates me a whole lot, and as long as he hates me then I know I’m doing right.  Yet, if there comes a time when he won’t leave, I’m no fool, You can expect an immediate phone call.

Lamentations 1 – Jerusalem’s Desolation & Acrostics and Other Techniques of Ancient Poetry

The Secrets of the Skull and Bones Society Exposed
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The Skull and Bones is a secret society founded at Yale University in 1832. The Bonesmen as their called, choose their initiates just like Freemasonry.

In fact, the only way one can join the Skull and Bones is if one is invited by inside members. Every year, only 15 members are allowed to enter which is very mysterious because many popular figures throughout history have been members of this secret society.

Though the Skull and Bones is well known, many still do not know much about this secret society and how powerful it really is. Many think it’s just a secret society at Yale but they don’t know that the U.S. gov is actually full of members of this secret society.

Poetry isn’t my or my friend Curt’s forte (that’s the guy that’s helping me with this blog).  And we knew very little about it, but at times I dabble with words.  The Book of  Lamentations is very sad, but they should have listened to You.  I know my friend Curt is very glad he didn’t end up like Jerusalem, like verse 17 says.

 

I gotta tell You though, he was a real loser.  He never cared that much about others and He thought You and the devil were as real as a three dollar bill.  He believed that there are two types of people, givers and takers, and he wasn’t about to be a giver because he thought they were the weak ones.

He never worshiped false gods or anything like that, he was just a manipulator and con artist, which is just as bad.  He was heading for hell when he finally decided to call You, and Wow!  He couldn’t believe it when You answered, and You picked the phone up on the first ring.

Until he got to know You he didn’t realize there were so many different evil organizations, such as the Church of Satan, the Illuminati, the Synagogue of Satan, Skull and Bones and the list goes on and on.

We just recently learned about…

Lamentations 1
Jerusalem’s Desolation

Jerusalem, lonely and desolate.

1 How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

The sandstone walls of the Old City of Jerusalem are known for their spectacular rosy-golden glow as the sun rises at dawn, and they exhibit the same beauty in the last hours of daylight just prior to sunset.

he present city wall was constructed in 1538 AD by the Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent above the ruins of the old 1st century walls that stood when Jesus lived.

Over the centuries since the 16th century wall was built, eleven gates have guarded the entrances to the nearly three-mile long fortified perimeter of the Old City of Jerusalem and to the most sacred area of the city, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Today only seven of these gates are opened.

2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.

6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her Sabbaths.

8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

A newly excavated Jerusalem site includes a wall claimed to have been built by the biblical King Solomon.

10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.

11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider; for I am become vile.

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

Tower of David is Jerusalem’s citadel, located near Jaffa gate on the western side of the old city wall.

The walls and tower were repeatedly built and destroyed over the past 2,100 years, and protected the north-west corner of the “upper” city.

13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.

15 The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.

16 For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

Zion Gate
The gate is located on the south-west side of the old city.

19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

20 Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.

21 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.

22 Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.

Acrostics and Other Techniques
of Ancient Poetry

All pottery, except perhaps free verse, maintains some kind of repetition.  Sometimes it is metrical, as in iambic pentameter; based on rhyme; or based on the number of syllables per line, as in ncient.

Homer – Ancient Greek Epic Poet of the Odyssey and Iliad.
Homer’s ancestry can be traced from Odyssey. He was the son of Epikaste and Telemachus. Born around 8th – 9th century B.C. he was said to be a court singer and a story teller.

Even if these details about Homer are available, not much is know about him. In fact his existence is somewhat doubted. Some say he was born on the island of Chios while argue that he existed in Ionia. But the dialect and the description in the poems pointed that Homer lived in Ionia.

Biblical Hebrew poetry didn’t employ rhyme and although there is some dispute about this issue, probably didn’t use meter or syllable counting.  Long ago scholars recognized that ancient Hebrew poetry often employed parallelism, which may be loosely described as “saying the same things twice.”

Lam 2:7 illustrates the principle:

The Lord hath cast off his altar,

He has abhorred his sanctuary.

Each line contains a subject, “Lord” (understood but not explicitly mentioned in line 2), a verb (has rejected/[has] abandoned) and a direct object (his altar/his sanctuary), and each direct object is composed of a pronoun and a noun.

This is often called “synonymous parallelism.”  Yet Hebrew parallelism is often much more complex and subtle than the above example suggests (e.g., contrasting thoughts are often used as well, such as in Prov 22:12).

Also, not all Hebrew poetry uses synonymous parallelism, nor is all synonymous parallelism poetry; it can occur as well in Hebrew pose.

Aristophanes is the only representative of Old Comedy whose work we have in complete form. He pokes fun of Socrates in The Clouds, by portraying him as a sophist. He wrote plays with social commentary, like the anti-war comedy Lysistrata.

Biblical Hebrew makes use of several other devices to establish the repetition poetry requires.  Certain words may be repeated across several lines, or consecutive lines of poetry may be with the same Hebrew letter.

Another device is “inclusion,” in which the first and last lines of a poem or strophe (also called “stanza,” it refers to a major division in a poem) are identical, and the main topic is elaborated between them (e.g., Ps 8).

Sometimes a Hebrew poem will repeat a full line at every other line, as in Ps 136.  It appears that Hebrew poetry follows certain constraints regarding, for example, the number of verbs allowed per line; this too can create poetic symmetry.

Sometimes a Hebrew poem may be an acrostic.  The first letters of each consecutive line or strophe, taken in total, list the Hebrew alphabet in order.  For example, the first verse of Lamentations 1 begins with aleph (the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Gaius Valerius Catullus was a Roman poet of the first century B.C.
While the subject matter of his poetry covered traditional themes like marriage (epithalamium), Catullus was a new or neoteric poet who also wrote personal poems about the loves (and hates) of his life.

Some of the poems are filled with invective. One of these warns the reader to avoid making judgments about the poet based on the poet’s poems. Despite this, of the limited amount we know about Catullus, some of it does come from his poetry.

Catullus is thought to have come from an equestrian family from Verona, and to have lived from about 84 to c. 54 B.C., mostly in Rome.

The second verse with beth (the second letter of the alphabet).  The third with gimel (the third letter), and so forth.  Fundamentally, the acrostic is a type of repetition used in some Hebrew poetry.

Our understanding of Hebrew poetry is limited by the fact that no one living today has ever heard how it was originally sung.  Sadly, much of the oral art of Hebrew poetry has been forever lost to us.

…Scientology.